Magnolia, Saucer

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Magnolia x soulangiana


Native to:

Mature Height and Width:
20-30 feet by 20-30 feet

Additional Notes:
Truly an international effort, Saucer Magnolia is a hybrid created from two species of Chinese origin by a retired French cavalry officer following the War of 1812.  In Carbondale, the stunning spring flower display is often cut short by a hard frost following a warm spring.  Planting such trees on the protected side of large buildings can help preserve flowers from cold weather that is not too severe.